corporate responsibility

20,000 People Allegedly Displaced in Uganda for UK Forestry Company’s Carbon-Offset Program

Nzabakulisiza Sirasi, 32, is one of over 20,000 people to have been evicted from their homes in Mubende District, Uganda, since the government licensed land to the New Forests Company. Photo: Simon Rawles / Oxfam GB.

With the spotlight turning this w…

Nau Fall 2011 Now Available

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As we’ve alluded to in one or two prior posts Nau were planning to release some snug outdoor winter garments, made in part with recycled coconut waste. That time has arrived. It’s now, you might say. The garment is known as the Insul…

The Week in Animal News: Drunk Elk Stuck in Tree, Famous Penguin Feared Dead, and More (Slideshow)

Image: TreeHugger

It’s not exactly easy to free a drunk elk from a tree, we learned this week.

We also have disturbing news from the tracking device monitoring the penguin Happy Feat’s journey home, amazing close up photos of whales, a report that s…

Patagonia Says, "Buy Our Stuff On eBay"

Photo: Patagonia

Ever the maverick Patagonia gets a little crazy once again. As an extension of their long running Common Threads program (where they take back old outdoor garments for recycling into new fibres) they’ve now partnered with eBay, the w…

Rebecca Tarbotton on Pressuring and Inspiring the Opposition (Podcast)

The Rainforest Action Network tackles a whole lot more than rainforests, and Executive Director Rebecca Tarbotton is leading her organization to the front in a slew of fights. Her preferred tactic: “equal parts pressure and inspiration.” To sway the b…

Greek Company Gives Pay Rises to Employees That Protect the Environment and Themselves

Image credit: Coco-mat

Recently I met the Spanish partners of Coco-mat, a greek company that makes sleeping products out of natural materials. The products are fantastic; made in Greece from renewable materials such as wood, wool, cotton, sea grass, …

What Does Being "EcoFriendly" Really Mean in Advertising? Infographic Lays Out Details

Ever wonder what the can-and-cannots of green marketing are? Ever wonder about how companies try to rope you in to believing their products place the environment as a priority? An infographic by ColumnFive done for Ethical Ocean dives into the nuts a…

Cork Comes Back as Stopper of Choice

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It’s back! The humble cork, which had been replaced by screw tops in wine bottles around the world, is making a major come-back. And it’s all due to the wine snobs.

Traditional cork-makers are over the moon, …

Dr. Michel Gelobter on Nukes, Republicans, Tech, and the Future of Energy (Podcast)

After seven years in government, seven years in non-profits, and seven years in business, Michel Gelobter jokes that he’s headed for the clergy next. And why not? He’s led Redefining Progress, been a professor at Rutgers, and run environmental quality…

Apple Under The Gun from Chinese Green Groups Over Supply Chain Pollution

Photo by ericmcgragor via Flickr CC

When we stated our seven ideas we want Tim Cook to focus on as the new leader of Apple, we included detailed tracking and transparency of the environmental footprint of the company for every product. We, of course,…